from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, one of the large bolts by which the chain-plates are fastened to a vessel's sides. Also called chain-plate bolt.
- n. A door-bolt which is held or drawn by a chain.
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He did not seem to like this at first sight, but politely put the chain-bolt on the door while he retired to take advice; and the
The woman retired to the vestibule, where she closed and locked the door as he passed through, further ensuring security by means of a chain-bolt; then entering the hallway, closed, locked, and similarly bolted the inner doors.
He did not seem to like this at first sight, but politely put the chain-bolt on the door while he retired to take advice; and the Major looked out of the cab and laughed.
Extreme stubbornness is all very well when you’re safe at home with the chain-bolt on the door, and if and when we’re back there, call it Podgorica if you insist.